Vol. 29, Issue 2 College Magazine
A Strategic Plan 2010-2020
Inside: 2008-2009 President’s Report
This issue focuses on both the past and the future. In it you will find the annual
President’s Report that reflects on the previous academic year with special attention
to recognizing our many benefactors who collectively supported our mission to “help
men and women develop competencies, commitments, and characteristics which have
distinguished human beings at their best.” To each of you who provided gifts to the College,
I say “Thank You!” You have not only made a charitable contribution to an outstanding
college, but an investment in the future of America. Education remains our best hope for
a better tomorrow and we are doing our part with your help.
What has your support yielded in this past year? In short, we have been good stewards of
the faith and support given us by our many friends and the results speak for themselves.
• We continue to be ranked as a top tier liberal arts college by U.S. News’ Guide to America’s Best Colleges and
15th among liberal arts colleges in graduation rate performance.
• The Princeton Review continues to rank us in their “Top 371 Colleges in America” and “Best in the Northeast.”
• More than 80 percent of our students engage in community service, resulting once more in being named to
the President’s Honor Roll for Community Engagement.
• For the second year in a row Westminster experienced both an all-time record in applications for admission
and a record first-year student class.
• We exceeded our fundraising goal during the worst economic downturn since The Depression and were able
to weather the storm without budget cuts or staff layoffs. In fact, we were able to further improve our balance
sheet to meet the financial challenges ahead in anticipation of continued weakness and slow growth in the
• A new Investment Committee was formed by the Board of Trustees to better oversee our endowment, which
was repositioned to provide improved financial returns while protecting principal.
As excited as I am about our successes despite an enormously challenging year, I am more excited about our future.
In this issue you shall find a copy of Westminster’s new 10-year Strategic Plan. Please read it. More than 80 people
had a hand in its creation, and it serves as Westminster’s compass for the next decade. My introduction in the Plan
captures the challenge before us: the type of education provided by Westminster and colleges like her is threatened
on a number of fronts. Yet, we know it works. Our continued success as a college will depend upon how our campus
community can work creatively to elevate Westminster in important new ways while never losing that values-based
tradition we now affectionately call “The Westminster Way.”
It is vital that you play an increasing role in our future. Your time, talents, and treasure will be needed. Get involved!
Join our alumni online community and visit your former classmates. Invite students to be interns at your business.
Attend our cultural and athletic events. Come back to Homecoming, a fun weekend that is also highlighted in
this issue. And make a donation – even a small one if you have not done so before. Tangibly demonstrate your
commitment to making the world a better place – one student at a time. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An
investment in education pays the best dividend.”
Dr. Richard H. Dorman
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A look at the key initiatives
Chair, Board of Trustees
for the new Strategic Plan
John T. Weisel ’79
Dr. Richard H. Dorman
Vice President for Institutional
Gloria C. Cagigas
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Vice President for Academic Affairs
& Dean of the College
Twist of fate brings four
Dr. Jesse T. Mann Utahans to Westminster
Vice President for Finance
& Management Ser vices
Kenneth J. Romig ’85
Vice President for Student Affairs
& Dean of Students
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Dr. Neal A. Edman
Vice President for Enrollment
Bradley P. Tokar ’91, M ’97
President of Alumni Council
Harry W. Smith ’66
Phi Mu Katie Gray and Alpha Sigma
Phi Matthew Monahan were crowned
Homecoming Queen and King
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Westminster does not discriminate, and will not Westminster mentors and how they shaped the lives of our alumni
tolerate discrimination, on the basis of religion or
creed. Inquiries may be directed to the
Equal Opportunity Officer, Westminster College,
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Charting a course for the new Strategic Plan
“Westminster College’s new Strategic Second, it elevates the call for academic rigor in
Plan succinctly and proactively response to a growing national market for quick
responds to emerging conditions that degrees focused primarily on vocationalism. Third,
are diminishing higher education it reinforces our commitment to keep a high-
nationwide. Our Plan is not only a quality, private education affordable in an age
statement of institutional vision, but of unacceptable cost increases at the college level
a comment on what we think higher nationally. And finally, it recognizes our need to
education should be doing to return maintain a campus learning environment that meets
America once more to its place as a world leader in contemporary student learning needs without adding
higher education. to the financial burden of those who use it.
First, it reaffirms the relationship between the These are big, strategic ideas and we are excited about
teacher and the student in an age of increasing rolling up our sleeves to achieve the 39 Key Goals in
depersonalization in undergraduate education. the Plan to meet these four broad Initiatives.”
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This ten-year Strategic Plan outlines four Initiatives designed to enhance the learning experience of all
Westminster College students. It complements the Mission Statement of the College by outlining specific goals
that are both adaptive to current and emerging realities, yet sensitive to its church-related, values-based liberal
arts heritage. Though the Plan’s Initiatives and Goals address multiple areas for attention, the singular focus is on
the students who shall always remain the principal beneficiaries of our educational efforts.
A thorough analysis of internal and
external environmental conditions was
conducted to provide a context for
the recommendations leading to the
identification of the Key Goals contained
in the Plan. The final Initiatives broadly
address many of the challenges and
trends revealed in this analysis. Important
themes that surfaced within this
contextual overview included: changing
student demographics; rise of competition;
affordability; academic reputation;
tradition versus innovation; and our
physical plant, among others. This analysis
significantly informed the institutional
direction presented herein.
The success of the Plan shall be assessed
through evaluative measures outlined in a separate but complementary Operational Plan. While the Strategic
Plan represents a policy statement addressing institutional direction and priorities, the Operational Plan is an
administrative tool. Assessments within it shall focus on the many operational strategies implemented to meet
the Key Goals for each of the four Initiatives, which address the following topics:
• To ensure that we support our employees who are responsible and accountable for our students’ educational
• To enhance our institution’s academic reputation and our intellectual environment.
• To remain accessible and affordable in an era of continually escalating costs.
• To expand and enhance the functionality and physical attractiveness of our campus.
This assessment shall be embedded, pervasive, and informative throughout the lifespan of the Plan.
Broad institutional representation characterized the formation of this Plan. Trustees, alumni, administration,
faculty, staff, and students all contributed to this final document with more
than 80 people actively contributing to it. Though not all recommendations
were incorporated, the Plan represents a realistic outline of goals and Advantage: Westminster
aspirations needed to advance Westminster College in these uncertain and A Strategic Plan 2010-2020
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The Initiative to Support Our People
“The Westminster Way” shall define the College’s culture among and between campus constituencies
and shall reinforce our commitment to a “winning tradition” across all endeavors of the College in
accordance with our Mission Statement.
WE BELIEVE that Westminster College is an outstanding place to learn, teach, work, and live. Among campus constituents, exceptionally high
levels of interpersonal caring, respect, collaboration, and collegiality exist. Yet we challenge and support one another to constantly improve
in order to elevate further Westminster as among America’s best colleges. This institutional “ethos” must be preserved and nurtured for it
represents a key defining feature of the College. This Initiative reinforces the importance of this culture and defines goals to preserve and
nurture it as one of our great institutional strengths.
Affirm Our Underlying Values
• Codify our institutional values into a list known as “The Westminster Way.”
• Establish specific strategies to continue and further enhance our “winning traditions” of developing intellectual, interpersonal, athletic, and
spiritual outcomes that distinguish human beings at their best, and incorporate these strategies into the working fabric of the institution.
• Reinforce our church heritage and enhance our mission to others.
• Demonstrate ways to develop, recognize, and honor the many gifts and multiple intelligences that exist within the campus community.
• Ensure fair and equitable salary and benefit packages for all employees based on
thorough research, reflection, and budget affordability.
• Continue to provide a high-quality, private, liberal arts education, identifying programs,
policies, and procedures that maintain heightened levels of satisfaction among all on Advantage: Westminster
campus. A Strategic Plan 2010-2020
• Provide professional development opportunities for all campus employees to maintain
skill levels in their respective roles.
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The Initiative to Enhance Our Reputation
The academic reputation of Westminster College shall be elevated
through enhanced programming for faculty development, student
scholarship, improved external collaboration and outreach, and
a commitment to supplementing our liberal arts mission with
experiential educational opportunities.
WE BELIEVE that the quality of education provided is directly related to the quality of faculty
providing it. It is important for Westminster faculty to maintain currency in their discipline,
enthusiasm about what they teach, expertise in their instructional skills, and dedication to
the intellectual development of every student in class. Faculty must also seek ways to involve
students in scholarly activities and share their intellectual and instructional efforts externally for
the purpose of reinforcing the institution’s role as an important intellectual and societal resource.
WE ALSO BELIEVE in the importance of applied learning, whereby classroom instruction can be
augmented through real-world experiences implemented across the curriculum.
Reinforce the Importance of Faculty Development
• Enhance operational funding and financial incentives to encourage and realize faculty development goals.
• Establish a sponsored research grant writer position to support faculty and student research congruent with institutional priorities and the
experiential learning mission.
Enhance the Academic Core Mission
• Secure significant endowment resources to support the academic programs and core educational mission of the College.
• Further enhance our excellent graduation and retention rates.
• Continue to increase the overall admissions quality of our undergraduate students.
• Elevate the visibility of scholarship in both internal and external communications.
• Develop permanent guest lecture and outstanding alumni recognition programs that will support our efforts to build a stronger academic
reputation while bringing enhanced visibility to the College.
Expand Applied Learning Opportunities for Students
• Enhance the Drinko Center as a major institutional resource to coordinate and financially support experiential education, student research,
community outreach, and faculty development.
• Develop experiential education options for each major discipline and promote those options among students and in student recruitment activities.
• Develop programs of interdisciplinary collaboration that support experiential education, enhanced visibility of the College, and increased
• Create and build meaningful partnerships with local, regional, and national companies and
non-profit agencies to provide experiential learning and internship opportunities.
Become a More Heterogeneous Campus A Strategic Plan 2010-2020
• Broaden the diversity of our campus across multiple demographic dimensions and provide
financial support to meet the operational goal of creating a more diverse campus community.
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The Initiative to Remain Affordable
Westminster College shall remain a high-value liberal arts
college, providing recognized excellence in undergraduate
education at a competitive price.
WE BELIEVE that a high-quality, private, liberal arts education should be available at
a reasonable cost to those desiring such an education. Research on the impact of
college on students has repeatedly and conclusively demonstrated that the strongest
intellectual and social development of students occurs at smaller, private, liberal arts
colleges. The cost of such colleges, however, is rapidly exceeding family affordability.
Westminster College shall position itself as an affordable choice while maintaining a
commitment to educational excellence and exceptional student outcomes.
Build Our Financial Foundation
• Increase the endowment through private gifts from 2009-10 levels with an
emphasis on augmenting endowed scholarships to offset institutionally-funded
• Increase the percentage of alumni participation in philanthropy to the College.
• Develop budgetary protocols and incentives that reward savings and efficiencies across campus cost centers.
• Create opportunities for students to build a philanthropic and affinity commitment to the College both during their undergraduate years and
Achieve Enrollment Capacity
• Increase overall full-time equivalent (FTE) traditional student undergraduate enrollment.
• Increase overall FTE graduate enrollment.
• Increase overall FTE Lifelong Learning enrollment.
• Implement content delivery strategies for Graduate and Lifelong Learning programs that incorporate our signature personalized one-on-one
teaching with online educational components to provide a “hybrid” offering that meets the learning needs of the adult student population.
• Invest significantly in the Admissions function to meet future enrollment and financial goals and expand our recruitment catchment area to
• Enhance and invest in existing programs that represent outstanding enrollment growth opportunities for the College.
• Within our Mission, consider and implement new programs that will enhance institutional growth to meet future enrollment goals.
Better Position the College to its Publics
• Create a comprehensive branding and marketing plan to position the College for growth.
A Strategic Plan 2010-2020
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The Initiative to Improve Our Campus
Westminster College shall further develop its campus infrastructure to effectively meet the learning and
living requirements of the 21st-century college student.
WE BELIEVE that a college should provide facilities and services that effectively meet the contemporary learning and living needs of the campus
community without placing undue financial burdens upon the institution. In order to maintain an affordable cost, we seek a highly functional
and attractive campus environment through the thoughtful acquisition and allocation of precious resources. This Initiative recognizes that the
outstanding campus improvement efforts over past years need to be expanded to realize a contemporary standard in our infrastructure.
Fund Capital Priorities
• Identify, prepare, and renovate selected existing classroom and office facilities to meet contemporary standards.
• Identify, prepare, and renovate selected student residence and food service facilities to meet contemporary standards.
• Provide updated instrumentation for our science curricula necessary for meeting the learning needs of current science students.
• Provide the necessary housing and academic space to accommodate the College’s growth within the next decade.
Maintain Currency in Information Technology
• Add campus-wide Wi-Fi capabilities.
• Provide for a more stable Information Technology funding mechanism.
• Examine a policy of centralizing personal computer purchases across the campus on a periodic rotating basis and recommend any changes
to existing policy should changes be warranted.
Become More Environmentally Sensitive as a Campus Community
• Develop, support, and recognize programs to improve the College’s efforts toward
environmental sustainability and incorporate more sustainable practices into its Advantage: Westminster
operations and infrastructure. A Strategic Plan 2010-2020
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Westminster College Advantage: Westminster
A Strategic Plan 2010-2020
What others say about Westminster College … Points of Pride
• “Top Tier Liberal Arts College” – U.S. News Guide to America’s Best Colleges
• “Top 15 in graduation rate performance” – U.S. News Guide to America’s Best Colleges
• “Best 371 Colleges” and “Best in the Northeast” – The Princeton Review
• “Great Town/Gown Relations” and “Best College Radio Stations” – The Princeton Review
• “Top three in social mobility among liberal arts colleges” – Washington Monthly College Guide
The demand for Westminster has never been higher …
• More than 1,500 students – Westminster is small by choice and we are proud of the young women and men who share their
• Nearly 4,000 applications for 400 spots in freshman class
• Incoming freshmen have 3.5 high school grade point average and nearly 1100 SAT (over 80 points above the national
average), and most rank in the top 20% of high school class
• 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio – Students receive the personal attention they deserve from dedicated faculty
Westminster graduates are in demand and prepared for success …
• 98% of Westminster graduates are employed or enter graduate school within a year of graduation
• Westminster graduates are accepted into medical school at double the national average (86% vs. 43%)
• The Career Center works with students during their four years on campus – most students complete at least one internship
and career seminar
• More than 18,000 Westminster alumni provide a worldwide Titan support network – Westminster for Life
• The liberal arts prepare you for life – Great teaching combined with intellectual curiosity leads to endless opportunities
We’re good neighbors and stewards …
• Drinko Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning enriches undergraduate education, funds undergraduate and
collaborative research opportunities, and serves as a community resource for K-12 education – Westminster students and
faculty present research around the world
• Westminster’s “Science in Motion” and “Language in Motion” programs provide the region’s K-12 students with hands-on
science and language programs and teachers with professional development
• The Outdoor Biology and Environmental Science Lab provides hands-on experience in conservation and sustainability of
natural resources to students and the community
• Westminster’s Lifelong Learning and Continuing Education Programs provide area adults with opportunities to upgrade
skills and earn college degrees
• President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (three straight years) – Nearly 80% of Westminster students
volunteered last year, three times the national average and nearly twice the national average for college students
Westminster College at a Glance …
History: Founded in 1852 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Private, coeducational, four-year, liberal arts college
Location: New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, is 60 miles north of Pittsburgh, 90 miles south of Erie, and 90 miles southeast of Cleveland
Degrees Offered: B.A., B.S., B.Mus., M.Ed.
Majors: 41 majors and 10 pre-professional programs
Accreditation: Middle States Association, Approved by Pennsylvania Department of Education, American Chemical Society,
National Association of Schools of Music
Faculty: 104 full time; 90% have doctorate or equivalent
Enrollment: Approximately 1,500 students (58% female, 42% male)
Cost: Tuition & Fees – $28,040; Room & Board – $8,440
Financial Aid: 98% of students receive financial aid, including scholarships, grants, low-interest loans, and student employment
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A packed house
Westminster welcomed the class of 2013 – a record 473
new students – on Friday, Aug. 28. After saying goodbyes
to family and friends, students filed into – and packed –
the Wallace Memorial Chapel for their first class meeting.
Westminster and her Fresh Start volunteers
welcomed the class of 2013 – a record 473
new students – on a rainy Friday, Aug. 28.
After saying goodbyes to family and friends,
students filed into – and packed – the Wallace
Memorial Chapel for their first class meeting.
Two named to Board
Ronald Hustwit ’64 and Julie Shellito Weagraff ’92 have been
named to the Westminster College Board of Trustees.
Hustwit is a member and former chair of the Department
of Philosophy at the College of Wooster. In addition, he has
been a visiting scholar at the University of Texas and at the
Ecumenical Institute of St. Johns University in Collegeville,
Minn., as well as a visiting lecturer at Scotland’s University
of Aberdeen. He was on Alumni Council from 2001-2005 and
served a term as president in 2004. He and his wife, Barbara
Johnson Hustwit ’66, reside in Wooster, Ohio.
Weagraff is the director of development for the Frances
Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve
University. She has also worked for the Ohio Foundation
for Independent Colleges, Crossroads (a Cleveland social
service agency), and the Julie Billert School (serving disabled
children). She served as a young alumni class agent for the
Westminster Fund and was a regional alumni representative
from 1996-1998. She served on Alumni Council from 1998-
2001, and in 2005 was a guest panelist on a Westminster
Volunteer Fundraising Workshop. She resides in Painesville,
Ohio, with her husband, Marc. Ronald Hustwit ’64 and Julie Shellito Weagraff ’92
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Faculty promotions Keith Corso ’84, instructor of communication studies, was selected
as an Emmy Fellow of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Six Westminster College faculty (ATAS) to attend a faculty seminar Nov. 10-14 in Los Angeles.
recently received promotions. Corso was one of 20 faculty members chosen from across the country
to receive this highly competitive award funded by the Television
Dr. Andrew Ade, who joined the Academy Foundation. Seminar attendees participated in discussions,
Westminster faculty in 2003, presentations, and interacted with major studios, production
was tenured and promoted to companies, the networks, and their top production and programming staff.
associate professor of English.
Keith Corso, a 1984 Westminster graduate who has been on the Westminster faculty
since 2004, earned a master’s from the University of Akron.
Dr. Patricia Clark, who has been
with Westminster since 2004,
was tenured and promoted to
associate professor of history. Drama Prize
Question of Taste, a one-act play written by Dr. Andrew Ade, associate
Dr. R. Tad Greig, who has been professor of English, won the 2009 Arts & Letters Prize in Drama.
with Westminster since 1995, was
promoted to associate professor A Question of Taste is a fable about the violent political chaos
of music. He is chair of the disrupting the most troubled countries in Africa today. Two men
Department of Music and director of different generations argue out their antithetical approaches to
of bands. putting their country back on track. Despite some breakthroughs in
their thinking, their encounter ends disastrously.
Dr. Jamie McMinn, who has been
with Westminster since 2003, The play first appeared at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company’s 2007
was tenured and promoted to Theater Festival in Black & White, where it won four awards, including Best Play.
associate professor of psychology.
Arts & Letters, a literary journal, sponsors nationwide competition annually for new
one-act plays, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. In addition to a cash prize, the
Dr. Thomas Oberst, who joined award includes publication of the play in the journal next spring.
the Westminster faculty in 2008,
completed his Ph.D. and was
promoted to assistant professor Andrew Ade, who joined the Westminster faculty in 2003, earned an undergraduate
of physics. degree from Northwestern University and a master’s and Ph.D. from the University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Dr. Suzanne Prestien, who joined
the Westminster faculty in 1997,
was tenured and promoted to
associate professor of English and
Justin Zackal, sports information director, took top honors in the 2009
College Sports Information Directors of America’s (CoSIDA) Fred Stabley
Sr. writing contest.
Westminster also added 10
new full-time faculty members. Zackal’s “Through the Looking Glass,” a Westminster Magazine profile of
Westminster basketball player Bobby Glass ’09, earned CoSIDA’s
Regine Ananou, visiting lecturer of Spanish; national Story of the Year award. The contest drew 316 entries from all
James Anthony, visiting lecturer of mathematics; NCAA divisions.
Dr. Lesley Ashmore, visiting assistant professor
of biology; Gianni Downs, assistant professor of One national judge said, “Justin Zackal’s detailed account of Bobby Glass’ frightening
theatre; Dr. Eric Forster, assistant professor and diagnosis, [open heart] surgery, and eventual return to basketball is an outstanding
assistant librarian; Dr. Sarah Kennedy, visiting job of storytelling.”
assistant professor of chemistry; Dr. David
Offner, assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. “Excellent use of narrative to move a compelling story along,” said another judge. “A
Karen Resendes, assistant professor of biology; fine human interest story of an athlete who truly overcame adversity.”
Kristenne Robison, instructor of sociology; and
Brenda Swart, visiting lecturer of Spanish.
Justin Zackal, who has been with Westminster since 2006, earned an undergraduate
degree from Waynesburg College and master’s from West Virginia University.
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Put a face with the name.
The next time you get a phone call about
Westminster Fund, this is who is calling.
Jessica Brooks Brittney
Braunlich Sophomore O’Donnell
Senior “The Student-Athlete” Sophomore
“The Performer” “The Humanitarian”
About me: • Math major About me:
• Music Education major • Swim Team member • English major
• Dance Theatre member • Member of Theta Chi • Active with Habitat for
• Participant in several fraternity Humanity
musical ensembles • Member of Colleges
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The Butterfly Effect
Twist of fate brings 4 Utahans to Westminster
By Justin Zackal
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You’ve heard of the Butterfly Effect, right? It’s the theory that when a butterfly flaps its wings in, say,
California, then a hurricane’s path is altered in Florida. This subtle action causing a twist of fate can
only explain why four student-athletes traveled across the country to attend Westminster College.
“Yes, definitely,” said sophomore swimmer After encouraging words from Eliza and eventually
Patrick Dever. “Our lives would have been Tyler’s parents, the first of the Dever triplets chose
completely different.” Westminster.
Patrick is one of the three Dever triplets who Tyler’s other brother, Michael Dever, soon followed.
came to Pennsylvania from Utah, but it was It didn’t hurt that Michael also played soccer and
his sister’s friend Eliza Gibbs who, shall we he dated Eliza while they were in high school.
say, flapped her butterfly wings while browsing
Westminster’s Web site. “My dad wanted me to come out here and be with
my sister and I didn’t want to stay in-state so I
“We have a Westminster College in Utah and I came out here,” Michael said.
was e-mailing coaches for soccer and I thought
I was e-mailing that Westminster,” Gibbs It took Patrick, the third of the Dever triplets to
explained. enroll at Westminster, a year later to follow his
Eliza Gibbs Michael Dever
former wombmates to Pennsylvania and become
Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, can Michael’s roommate.
be found online at westminstercollege.edu, while
the Westminster in New Wilmington, Pa., can be “That’s an experience all of its own,” Patrick
found simply at westminster.edu. marveled.
Girish Thakar, the men’s and women’s soccer Patrick attended Westminster College in the
coach at Westminster of Pennsylvania, clarified Beehive State for a year. But a year apart from his
with Gibbs her intentions, but that didn’t stop him brother and sister—as well as his desire to swim—
from recruiting her. drew him to Pennsylvania.
“That mistake happens more than you’d think,” “I swam my whole life and always wanted to be
said Thakar, who has been at Westminster since on a college swim team,” Patrick said. “They
1998. “But this is the first time we had someone (Westminster in Utah) had a ski team but not a
decide that this is the school for them anyway.” Tyler Dever Patrick Dever swim team. Also, being a triplet, your whole life you
are with them every waking moment and then all of
Thakar first asks “Do you realize that is the a sudden after 18 years they are gone. I came out
Westminster in Pennsylvania?” when he here three times. I liked it. They showed me a good
gets e-mails from high school students in Utah and Missouri – there’s also a time and I met a lot of people out here. It started to grow on me.”
Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. – and he typically gets a “whoops!” and it’s
over with. Patrick met with Westminster Swim Coach Rob Klamut and when it came time make
a deposit to either of the Westminster Colleges he sent his check to Pennsylvania.
Not this time.
“I took the plunge,” Patrick smiled.
“I always keep an open mind because if they were on our Web site and they liked
what they saw then they wouldn’t have completed the questionnaire,” Thakar Perhaps being the first-ever student to attend two of the three Westminster Colleges,
explained. Patrick confused many people at his new school in what seemed like a daily Abbott &
“Girish said he was still interested in me,” said Gibbs, a now a sophomore
psychology major. “I liked it here a lot when I came to visit. Everybody was really, “I told my counselor that I transferred and he asked, ‘Oh, what school did you go to
really friendly and I liked the small campus and they had the programs that I before?’” Patrick said. “I said ‘I went to Westminster’ and he said ‘So what’s the big
wanted to major in.” deal?’”
Eliza’s friend and teammate from high school, Tyler Dever, picks up the story from On a small campus, Eliza Gibbs has found that her serendipitous college search is
there. well known amongst her classmates.
“Then Eliza was telling me how she accidently e-mailed the wrong Westminster “Even people that I meet here for the first time say, ‘Oh, you’re the girl from Utah that
coach,” Tyler said. “Girish saw me play on the film that she sent to him and he mistakenly came here,’” Gibbs added. “It’s a funny story to tell and it is a blessing in
said, ‘I want you to come visit, too.’” disguise.”
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This fall, we enjoyed a family reunion on campus
to tailgate before a Titan game. Our family’s
connections to Westminster are deep including
current students, several generations of alumni,
and marriages to Westminster spouses. For us,
Westminster is a part of our daily routines.
Friends from Brazil joined us on campus. For
Distinguished Alumni Lecturers
them, tailgating before an “American football The 2009 Distinguished Alumni Lecturers—those alumni invited to
game” was a new experience. They enjoyed return to campus during Homecoming to share professional advice and
the relaxed camaraderie of alumni and parents experiences with students—gather with President Dorman, left, and Dr.
tailgating, sharing food and grilling tips, the Jesse Mann, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College,
Westminster band and cheerleaders, our great right. Pictured are Kelly Varlotta Horn ’87, market human resource leader
Titan spirit. Buildings and grounds looked good with PricewaterhouseCoopers (hosted by the Department of English and
as we walked across campus—they always do. For Public Relations), and E. Richard Ogrodowski ’98, lawyer and co-founding
me, someone who is on campus daily, this was a member of Goldsmith & Ogrodowski LLP (hosted by the Department of
refreshing experience. Looking at Westminster Political Science and Sociology).
from their perspective was a reminder of how
truly special our community is.
So often we take our daily experiences for
granted. On campus we hear the carillon every
Call for Nominations
quarter hour. When was the last time we stopped
to remember how those wonderful bells came to
us? Our first bell, the Victory Bell, was rescued
from the fire that destroyed the original Old Main
building. The carillon began with bells given by Each year the Westminster College
the Duff family in 1935. In 1977 Catherine Stewart Alumni Council identifies alumni
Armington gave additional bells, and members to serve as representatives
of the Class of 1956 completed the carillon in to the Board of Trustees
celebration of their 50th reunion. The sound and Alumni Council.
of our carillon is a part of campus life. But it is Alumni serving in these
wonderful people, members of the Westminster positions provide talent,
community, who made it possible. resources and energy to
support the life of the
As you read the President’s Report you will
College. Alumni Council
get a glimpse of the support that makes our
also identifies alumni
Westminster community possible. Our thanks to
worthy of recognition
alumni, students, parents and friends for all you
for their professional
do. Without you, crisp fall days filled with cheers,
friends, and Titan traditions would not be possible.
service, and service to
Sincerely, Westminster through presentations
of Westminster Alumni Citations and
the Outstanding Young Alumni Award for
graduates of 15 years or less. The annual deadlines to submit nominations are
Mary Cooley James ’84 Nov. 30 for alumni representative positions and Feb. 28 for alumni recognition.
Director of Alumni Relations All nominations remain confidential. Please send nominations—which
should include the nominee’s full name, class year, address, and supporting
information—to email@example.com or Westminster College, Office of
Alumni Relations, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, PA 16172. Nominations
may also be submitted online at connect.westminster.edu.
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Westminster College Alumni Citations are presented each year during Homecoming &
Reunion Weekend, recognizing alumni who achieved significant accomplishments in
their profession or made meaningful contributions to the community or Westminster. The
Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni of 15 years or less who are making
significant contributions as they build career and serve their communities or Westminster.
Dr. Edmund R. Becker ’71
Dr. Edmund Becker is a professor in the Department of Health Policy Share Your
and Management at Emory School of Public Health in Atlanta where
he teaches courses on organizational healthcare management,
physician performance, and negotiations. His research focuses
on measuring and evaluating healthcare costs, outcomes, and
prevention. Current projects include benchmarking and profiling During your student years or life since
hospital and physician cardiovascular performance and evaluating
the impact of worksite and managed care health promotion activities college, has a special Westminster
on employee health behaviors. He is currently a member of the contact been helpful to you? Has
Accountability Review Council (ARC) for the School District of Philadelphia assisting someone influenced, guided or
in evaluating the impacts of the “No Child Left Behind” educational legislation on the
performance of the district’s schools and students. encouraged you to reach new heights?
Perhaps it was a faculty or staff member
Janice E. Wilson ’80 while you were a student? Maybe a
Acclaimed by the press for her “deeply moving” artistry and a voice fellow student? Or maybe it was a special
that has been lauded as “rich and colorful,” mezzo-soprano Jan Wilson Westminster friend you have made since
is known for her skilled interpretations of solo orchestral works, choral
masterpieces, and chamber music. She has been on the staff of the graduation who has shared advice and
League of American Orchestra as director of the Knowledge Center experience as a mentor?
for nearly 10 years, providing information and support for orchestras
across the country.
Please share your mentor story. Entries
She travels and performs extensively throughout the United States,
and highlights of recent seasons include performances of the Bach St. Matthew Passion with
may be selected for publication in the
the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the West Virginia Symphony next Westminster Magazine. Send your
Orchestra; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Pennsylvania State University Orchestra and story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Choruses; a Carnegie Hall debut performance of Handel’s Messiah with the St. Cecilia
Orchestra and Chorus; Mozart’s Coronation Mass and the Raminsh Magnificat with the Cedar or you can submit it online at
Rapids Symphony Orchestra; and the Verdi Requiem with Lexington Philharmonic. connect.westminster.edu/mentor.
Dr. Anthony F. Pizon ’97
Dr. Anthony Pizon serves as an emergency room staff physician
at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Presbyterian/ Save the
Shadyside, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Magee Women’s
Hospital of Pittsburgh. His greatest passion, however, is in
collaboration with a team of physicians dedicated to providing
specialized evaluation and care to poisoned children and adults. This Homecoming &
team of only four physicians comprises the Medical Toxicology Service Reunion Weekend
at UPMC, and staffs the largest medical toxicology program in western
Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and West Virginia. Tony has gained an intimate knowledge of October 8-10, 2010
drugs, chemicals, and venoms and is considered an expert in treating patients who have
been exposed to these life-threatening poisons and envenomizations.
• 15 th
Cluster Reunion for the Classes
of 1994, 1995 & 1996
He is assistant medical director of the Pittsburgh Poison Center. He spearheaded the
effort to create the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at UPMC, an intensive training program
• 25th Reunion for the Class of 1985
for physicians who choose to become experts in the field of medical toxicology, and he • 35th Cluster Reunion for the Classes
currently serves as the program’s fellowship director. He also serves as assistant professor of 1974, 1975 & 1976
for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the Department of Emergency
Medicine and Division of Medical Toxicology.
• 50th Reunion for the Class of 1960
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Regional ConneCtions With Cindy Dafler ’03
As assistant director of alumni relations for Westminster College, Cindy Dafler works with regional
alumni groups throughout the country to develop and strengthen Westminster Connections.
July 22 August 2
New Wilmington Butler
Forty-eight alumni and guests attending More than 35 new students and parents
the New Wilmington Mission Conference from Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer counties
(NWMC) enjoyed an early morning gathered at a Welcome Open House at
breakfast at Wiley Alumni House. President the home of alumni hosts Glenn ’68 and
Rick Dorman and his wife, Beverly, were on Linda Stephenson Thompson ’70. Other
hand to greet the group. Dr. Dorman also Westminster attendees included Dr. Linda
gave a College update. This has become Domanski (education department),
an annual event for alumni attending the alumna Melissa Wiley ’00, alumnus Brian
NWMC. Domanski ’08, and current student, Kate
Best ’12, member of Student Alumni
July 26 Association. This is the third year that
Cleveland Glenn and Linda have opened their home
The Cleveland Botanical Garden was the to future Westminster alumni. Thank you to
setting for an Afternoon in the Gardens the Thompsons.
Cindy Dafler ’03 has been a member of the
with President and Mrs. Rick Dorman. Westminster College Staff since 1991. As
Thirty-eight alumni and guests attended August 2 assistant director of alumni relations, Cindy
the event hosted by trustee Whitney Mt. Lebanon works with regional alumni groups
Fraier Bohan ’74. Guests enjoyed hearing Another enjoyable Pittsburgh area throughout the country to develop
a College update from President Dorman Westminster Welcome Open House was and strengthen Westminster
and touring the gardens. Special thanks to held at the home of Tom ’82 and Marcia connections.
Whitney Bohan for hosting this event and English Pratt ’85. Fifty students and
to Keith McCauley ’68 for greeting alumni parents attended and met alumni Ashley For information about an
and guests. Carnahan ’09 and Lee Scott ’07. Also upcoming regional event or if you
attending the open house was Jim Dafler, are interested in hosting an
July 26 director of athletics. Thank you, Tom event in your area, contact
Ben Avon and Marcia, for opening your home for a Cindy at 724-946-7373 or
Peter ’76 and Susan Suomi second year. email@example.com.
Herchenroether ’77 hosted a Welcome
Open House this summer for the Class
of 2013. More than 30 new students and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to
parents attended, as well as Dr. Linda
Domanski (education department),
meet with regional alumni volunteers
throughout the country. Westminster A call for
alumnus Brian Domanski ’08, and alumnae regional alumni events are successful
Melissa Rea Goda ’99, Alumni Council because of your participation. Contact your
member Becky Rickard ’98, and Mandie Westminster friends and classmates and
Zoller ’09. Thank you, Peter and Susan, come to an event! Also, please write me
or call me if you are interested in making The Alumni Office is looking to
for hosting new students for four years in
connections for Westminster in your area. add regional alumni volunteers
I’d love to hear from you. to committees for the following
cities: Cleveland, Akron-Canton,
and Youngstown areas in Ohio, and
Lawrence and Mercer counties,
Clarion, Erie, and Pittsburgh areas in
Pennsylvania. Please contact
Cindy Dafler ’03 at 724-946-7373 or
firstname.lastname@example.org for more
information and if you are interested
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Westminster has long been
a tradition for some families.
In more than 700 families, at
least two generations have
attended Westminster with
as many as six generations
attending. The greatest
number of members of one
family to attend Westminster
is 11. This year, 24 new
students joined the Legacy
and Westminster families.
1. New Wilmington Missionary Conference 1. 2.
2. Cleveland Botanical Garden gathering
3. Westminster Welcome Open House at
the home of Peter ’76 and Susan Suomi
4. Westminster Welcome Open House at the
home of Glenn ’68 and Linda Stephenson
5. Westminster Welcome Open House at the
home of Glenn ’68 and Linda Stephenson
Thompson ’70 3. 4.
6. Westminster Welcome Open House at
the home of Tom ’82 and Marcia English
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Westminster Homecoming 2009
To see photos and video from Homecoming 2009 visit
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Celebrate Titan traditions
at Homecoming 2010!
October 8-10, 2010
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Elizabeth Swan Kuntz Cheryl Kellerman Jackson
retired from her post as retired as assistant professor
president of the Republican of English after teaching at
Club in Coachella Valley- Tidewater Community College,
Heritage Palms Congress of Portsmouth Campus, for 28
Republicans. years. She and her husband,
Don, reside in Portsmouth, Va. Round Robin Reunion
1958 A mini-reunion was held for the Round
Gerald Schofield retired 1968 Robin letter writers from the class
in December 2008 as unit 1961 Joyce Carney Smith and her of 1958. Letters have been circling
supervisor with the California Dr. Bill Repack and his husband, Martin, moved to a around the country for more than 50
Department of Public Health. wife, Diana, received black leisure community for seniors, years and the classmates have met
He was recently named to belts in Tang Soo Do Karate. Heritage Harbour, located in at various places over the years. The
the board of directors for The couple completed more Annapolis, Md. latest reunion was held at the home
the Del Monte Highlands than 2,000 hours of training. of Nan Asher. Pictured in the front
Homeowners Association. He The couple resides in Nancy Herman Gordon row, from left, are Ruby House, Elsie
resides in Novato, Calif. Coraopolis. recently completed 10 House, and Nan Asher. Second row,
semester hours of study Nancy Traficante, left, and Beverly
1960 1963 at New York Theological Walz. Back row, Marianne Heid, left,
William B. Campbell was Jane Miller Beiswenger Seminary as part of training and Myrtle Leonard. Carol Armstrong
named chairman of F.N.B. retired in May 2008 after many to become a deaconess in the was unable to attend.
Corporation, headquartered years of teaching biology at United Methodist Church.
in Hermitage. He and his wife, the University of Wyoming. She volunteers in the Arts in
Judith Molnar Campbell ’61, That spring she also earned Medicine program at Shands
reside in Pulaski. the university’s John Ellbogen Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. 1974
Lifetime Teaching Award. Jane Wayne Mockel is a senior staff
and her husband, Ron, live in Robert Nay has retired after 36 chemist, online analytics, for
Laramie, Wyo. years in the health insurance BASF Corporation.
Paul Weadon was appointed 1971 The Rev. Anthony D. Kopka
to the Cecil and Ida Green The Rev. Margaret Ames was assigned as diocesan
Support your alma mater.
Master Teacher chair at St. Mann is pastor of Memorial bishop of the Western Diocese
Visit Mark’s School of Texas where Presbyterian Church of Fox of the Polish National Catholic
www.westminster.edu/ he has served as a teacher and Chase in Philadelphia. In May, Church and as pastor of All
giving administrator for the past 37 Meg earned her doctor of Saints Cathedral in Chicago.
years. He and his wife, Carol, ministry degree from Union-
reside in Wylie, Texas. PSCE Theological Seminary in
Class of 1949
Seated, from left, are Pat Marshall Acheson, Julia Anderson
Graham, Marge Irvin Weyel, Flora Zoe VanDyke, Lou
Cummings Deitz, Mary Lou Hubbard Sullivan. Standing, at
right from bottom to top are Josie Hartman Wiley, Audrey
Bryan Boate, Dolores Niemann Cudeck, Wilbert Griffith.
First row standing, from left are Thelma Winter Walton,
Meredith Brown Schuler, Gene DeCaprio, Ross Byers, Dorie
Bower, Ethel Goshorn Wilson, Jean Bricker Nelson, Lorraine
Sylvester Zimmerman. Back row standing, from left, are
Matt Hosie, Nancy Schwartz Appleby, Howard Bower, Rex
Parker, Maggie Swagler Haner, Jane Foster Bestwick, Carolyn
Stephenson Falcon, Renny Jackson, and George Hart.
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James Leslie is the director
of American Cancer Society in
1993 Lee Peindl was named a
North Carolina Rising Star
Mary Stevens earned
Kokomo, Ind. His wife, Judith in the 2010 edition of Super
a master’s degree in
Jamison Leslie ’81, teaches Lawyers Magazine. Lee is an
organizational studies with a
preschool at Homefront attorney with the law firm
concentration in leadership
Learning Center in Kokomo. Mullen Holland & Cooper P.A.,
from Robert Morris University.
where he practices in the area
1977 1995 of commercial construction
John Michael Spor y litigation. He and his wife,
Heather Bloom Hall is the
completed a trek of more Samantha, live in Charlotte,
director of student activities
than 80 miles at the Philmont N.C.
and orientation at Aquinas
Ranch in New Mexico. Mike
College in Grand Rapids, Mich.
was recently elected president Stacey Weber-Fève has pub-
She and her family reside in
of the board of trustees for lished a book Re-hybridizing
Samuels Public Library in Transnational Domestic-
Front Royal, Va., and named
1997 ity and Femininity: Women’s
Lauren Annibale, an
council commissioner for the Contemporary Filmmaking
Elizabeth Addis Gillen owns account coordinator with
Shenandoah Area Council of and Lifewriting in France,
Gillen Communications, a PR, Yearick-Millea, was named
the Boy Scouts of America. Algeria, and Tunisia in which
marketing and event planning Fast Tracker of the Year by the
she discusses some of the
1978 agency. She and her husband,
Michael, reside in Bridgeville.
ways contemporary French, Pittsburgh chapter of the
John Wilkie retired from Algerian, and Tunisian women
North Carolina Public Schools
after 30 years of teaching. He
1998 filmmakers and writers use the
home and homemaking acts
and his wife, Bonnie, live in
Jennifer Darragh is the
librarian for data services and
in their narratives to challenge 2006
Charlotte, N.C. traditional cinematic and liter- Michele Fenske is a
government information at perfusionist with George
ary representations of women.
1979 Johns Hopkins University. She
lives in Baltimore.
Weber-Fève is assistant profes- Washington University
Hospital in Washington, D.C.
Billie Pearce Rondinelli sor of French at Iowa State
(M’83) is the superintendent
of the South Fayette School
Benjamin Mentzer is a
District in Pittsburgh. She
Emily Klein was promoted
to director of district strategy
2002 workforce development
specialist in the
and her husband, Frank Shannon Gray Pelini earned
for Teach for America in New Commonwealth of Kentucky’s
Rondinelli ’80, reside in New a Ph.D. in biology from the
Orleans. unemployment insurance
Castle. University of Notre Dame. She
is a postdoctoral researcher at program. He and his wife,
1985 William Lucas is the director
of development for Airlift
Harvard University. Jolene Slatter y Mentzer,
reside in Frankfort, Ky. (See
Nicholette Koller was named
Research Foundation, formerly also Weddings.)
controller of the United Robin Jones is the marketing
the Extremity War Trauma
Church of Christ Cornerstone coordinator for Dunwoody
Research Foundation, which
Fund, headquartered in Village, a retirement
provides research funding and
Cleveland. She resides in community in Newton Square.
awareness to help those who
Newbury, Ohio. She resides in Lansdowne.
suffer with limb trauma.
Class of 1954
Seated from left are Nancy Graham Sheakley, Connie
Mabon Halttunen, Donna Lee Wagner Shogren, Dixie
Walker Humphrey. Standing from left are Shirley Dean
Roof, Bob Roof, John Mansell, Warren Watkins, Donald
Swigart, Crea Clark, Tom Crawford, Harry Sampson, Barb
Dawson Sampson, Phyllis George Crawford, Lynette
Giffen McConnell, and Sylvia Leach Haney.
W e s t m i n s t e r C o ll e g e M a g a z i n e 2 3
Amanda Kraemer Corder
is a fourth-grade teacher in
Anthony Gomez is a Spanish
teacher at Waccamaw High
the Craven County Schools School in Pawley’s Island, S.C.
in Greenville, N.C. (See also 1996
Weddings.) Jamie Guffey is an assistant Jennifer Lucas and Mark
Web designer for Walk Bridge, May 9, 2009, at Phipps
Sarah Timm placed third Productions in New Castle. Conservatory in Oakland.
runner-up in the 2009 Miss She lives in Cranberry Jennifer is the owner of a
Pennsylvania of America Township. freight forwarding company
Scholarship Pageant. Timm specializing in international
also was featured in a SoapNet employee relocations. The
channel reality program “The couple resides in Pittsburgh.
David Dado is attending the
Bank of Mom and Dad,” which
focused on young women with
West Virginia School of
Osteopathic Medicine in
Christie Alberts and
credit card and student loan Lewisburg, W. Va.
debt. The program aired in Christopher Telep, April 26,
October. 2008, at The Shorehouse at the
Erin E. Griner completed U.S.
Hilton Oceanfront Resort on
Navy basic training at Recruit
Ashley Young earned a Hilton Head Island, S.C. Maid
Training Command in Great
master’s degree in public of honor was Nicole Deshong
administration from the Flaherty. They honeymooned
University of Pittsburgh in St. Martin where Christie
Laura Sahar earned a
Graduate School of Public and was matron of honor in
master’s degree in student
International Affairs. Cory Mathias is attending Deshong’s wedding. Christie is
affairs practice in higher
the West Virginia School of the merchandise coordinator
education from the University
2008 of Virginia’s Curry School of Osteopathic Medicine in for Belk department store in
Jacksonville, Fla., where the
Education. Lewisburg, W. Va.
Nicole Deshong and Patrick
Friends Flaherty, May 5, 2008, at a villa
on the French side of St.
Martin. Matron of honor was
Dr. Kenneth M. Long, professor emeritus of chemistry, and
Christie Alberts Telep. Nicole
his wife, Nancy, have moved to Garden Spot Village in New
is an automation product
Lindsay Crist is teaching Holland. They welcome contacts from alumni and friends and
specialist for PerkinElmer
English in Incheon, South can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
Human Health. The couple
Korea. resides in Newtown, Pa.
Class of 1959 50th Reunion
Front row from left are Carol Dietz Sullivan, Betsy Schafer Roth, Clara Gillis
Beatty, Nancy Reese Janek, Peggy Preston Meister, Judy Barrett Fischer,
Elaine Morris, Patricia Trosch Dewar, John Shaffer. Second row from left
are Linda Strickler Campbell, Louise Dox Tanner, Betty Oursler Thompson,
Phyllis Town Stoyle, Helen Lemmon, Bobbie Post Porter, Glenna Weister
Emanuel, Chiquita Johnson Clark, Wynetta Schmidt Perrotta, Arch
Robinson. Third row from left are Georga Ferguson Wix, Phyllis George
Gray, Cindy McKay Meloy, Sue Bechtel Parker, Pat Genge Seitz, Bill Beatty,
Martha Getz Simpson, Sue Thomas Evans, Beverly Bird Hartman, Glenn
Simpson. Fourth row from left are Jack Mansfield, Peter Marshall, Glenn
Smith, Bob Palisin, John Blamphin, Harry Humes, Ben Weimer, Don Wix,
James Holiday, Jerry Paul, Bill Meyer, George “Tookie” James, Bill Jack.
Back row from left are Ed Sprague, Bill Vance, Ted Taylor, Marty Hartman,
Vince DeSantis, Bob Klepser, Walt McRae, Jim Dewar, and Dell Johnson.
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Christopher Telep and
Christie Alberts ’97
Nicole Deshong ’97 and Kylene Adams ’02 and Brandon Sarratt and
Patrick Flaherty Mike Gordon Pamela Stennis ’03
1998 2000 2001 master’s degree in school
administration and is a first
Molly Castner and Richard Megan Alrutz and Anthony Kylene Elizabeth Adams
grade teacher in the Moniteau
Finlay, Aug. 15, 2009, in New Moore, July 19, 2008, and Mike Gordon, July 25,
School District. The couple
Wilmington. at Trinity Presbyterian 2008, at Shenango
resides in New Castle.
Church in McDonald. Lori Presbyterian Church. Alumni
1999 Zimmerman Rosensteel ’99 participating in the wedding
Jenifer Nolan and Marcus was a bridesmaid. Megan included the Rev. Harold A.
Pamela Stennis and
Wehmeyer, June 6, 2009, in is a kindergarten teacher Green ’81; bridesmaids Anna
Brandon Sarratt, June 20, 2009,
Fredericksburg, Texas. Jenifer at Chartiers Valley School Morris ’02, Megan
at Union Baptist Church in
is a high school English District. The couple resides in McFetridge Foster ’04, and
Youngstown, Ohio. Elizabeth
teacher at New Braunfels High Bridgeville. Adrienne McCullough ’02; and
Dougherty was a bridesmaid.
School and an instructor for reader Allyson Parks ’02. The
Pamela is a proposal writer for
Axia College of the University reception was held at the
of Phoenix. Alpine Room at SNPJ in North
Westerville, Ohio. The couple
Beaver Township. Kylene has a
resides in Columbus, Ohio.
40th Cluster Reunion Classes of 1968 • 1969 • 1970
Front row from left are Bill Reimold ’69, Art Tate ’70, Cliff Dyhouse ’68, Joanne
Stone Morrissey ’69, Kathy Cooper Boyle ’69, Linda Gotwalt Striganivicz
’69, Betsy Rodnok ’69, Kathleen Shaler Peindl ’68, Betsy Ridl Baun ’70, Rob
Seelar ’68, Melody Stephenson Snellings ’69, Cathy Sargent Mester ’69,
Glenn Thompson ’68, Beth Ann Houk Carr ’69, Beverly Michael Higgins ’69,
Willett Seltenheim ’68, Gib McGill ’68. Second row from left are Linda Ley
Rider ’69, Preston Pierce ’68, Barbara Braden Guffey ’70, Judy Wilson Baker
’70, Diane Walton Wiley ’70, Kathryn Clemens ’70, Kathryn Willis Burling ’69,
Sue Pilger Kingston ’69, Biz Ellis Hines ’70, Linda Stephenson Thompson
’70, Cy Wetherill King ’69, Louise Hoppe Harclerode ’70, Don Harclerode ’70,
Carol Bogg Carpenter ’70, Jack Barkley ’68. Third row from left are Dou Nosik
’69, Lawrence Nelson ’69, Kathleen Lyon Hull ’69, Thomas Clemens ’70, Eric
Burling ’70, George Kingston ’68, David Dawson ’69, Bill Kriznik ’70, Becky
Larson Cochrane ’68, Cathy McCauley Floriani ’69, Allyson Lampe Hopkins
’69, Mary Mazzoni Reames ’68, William Gaches ’70, Anne Rhodes Sultan ’70.
Fourth row from left are Keith McCauley ’68, Patrick Lydon ’70, Bob Boyd
’70, David Acheson ’70, Darrell Davies ’70, John Best ’69, Bill Hunt ’70, Frank
Simms ’69, and Daryl Cochrane ’69. Back row from left are Nancy Myers
Geilfuss ’69 and Lou Loeffler ’70.
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Christie Grewe and
Benjamin Nelson, May 24,
2008, at Westminster’s Wallace
Memorial Chapel. Dr. Kang-
Yup Na officiated. Alissa
Bookwalter ’07 was a
bridesmaid, Kevin Houseman
was best man, and Jordan
Hinds was a groomsman. Also
in attendance were Aaron Amy Gregg ’07 and Joshua Hanrahan
Buck, Ray Walling, Dr. David
Goldberg, Dr. Daniel Fischmar,
Dr. Suzanne Prestien, Dr. A.
Dwight Castro, Dr. David Christie Grewe ’06 and Benjamin Nelson ’06
Twining, and Dr. Richard
Sprow. The couple resides in
Jolene Slatter y and Benjamin
Mentzer, Sept. 6, 2008, in
Ridgway. The couple resides in
Frankfort, Ky. (See also Class
Sean Myers and Alyssa Schomaker ’07
Amy Gregg and Joshua
Hanrahan, Oct. 4, 2008, at Our
Amanda Kraemer ’07 and Adam Corder
Lady of Fatima Church in
Hopewell. The couple is
residing in Moon Township.
Amanda Kraemer and ’09, Laura DellAntonio ’08, Alyssa Schomaker and marching band director at
Adam Corder, Aug. 4, 2007, at Sarah Bolger ’06, Karah Sean Myers, March 21, 2009, Northgate High School. The
Church of the Lakes in Canton, Churmusi ’08, Sarah, Carrie at The Church of the couple resides in Bellevue.
Ohio. Alumni in attendance Schweiger, and Jennifer Assumption in Bellevue.
were Sybil Feightner ’06, Corkadel. (See also Class Alyssa is an assistant
Jessie Postell, Sarah Girard Notes.)
Class of 1984 25th Reunion
Front row from left are Bonnie Wenk, Tracy Fletcher
Thurman, Ruthie Gilliland Riethmuller, Bess Wilson,
Ormond, Rita Russo Gismondi, Cheryl Jones (Maravella),
Cynthia Young, Phillip Boos, Brian Ball, Eric MacDonald,
Dennis Hazell. Second row from left are Amy Klipa Ligo,
Lisa Wargofchik, Suzanne Nichol Tennent, Rich Edder,
Eric Scheid, Rich McKenna, Luke Stollings, Bryan Hinds,
Mark Furmanek, Ted Frambes, Mark Allston. Third row
from left are Paula Dalessandro (Marnejon), Bob Van
Horn, Richard Milliron, Dennis Ivill, Kirsten Pealstrom
Colen, Wade Smedley, Peter Slonaker, Jonathan Moss,
Donna J Craig, Mary James, Janice Klages Osorio, and
Carla Liberati Brandon.
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Jay Cummins and his wife,
Tricia Cer vi Gray and her
Feb. 13, 2009. She joins a
sister, Anna, and a brother, Connect
Aidan. The family resides in
Lynn: a daughter, Reed, on husband, Jeffrey Gray ’93: a
March 3, 2009. son, Braeden William, on
June 28, 2007.
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W e s t m i n s t e r C o ll e g e M a g a z i n e 2 7
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Noah Lee Wessel Addie Lynn Rettger
Rose Madeline Shumaker
Liam Hunter Black
Ryland Beth Ogrodowski Vincent Michael Raspanti Gianna DeLuca
Rebecca Skandera Rettger 1998 Shawnee Voelp Ogrodowski Kelly Williams Black and
and her husband, Erik: a Gina Groznik Steiner and and her husband, Richard her husband, Tim: a son, Liam
daughter, Addie Lynn, on Feb. her husband, Rob Steiner: a Ogrodowski: a daughter, Hunter, on May 21, 2009. He
4, 2009. She joins brothers son, Adam Joseph, on June 30, Ryland Beth, on Oct. 28, 2008. joins a brother, Micah. The
Jake and Michael. Rebecca is a 2008. The family lives in She joins a brother, Drew, at family resides in Tampa, Fla.
teacher in the Penn Hills Churchill. home in Oakmont.
School District. The family
resides in Delmont.
20th Cluster Reunion Classes of 1988 • 1989 • 1990
Front row from left are Kim Solanik Veon ’89, Suzann Manley Stewart
’89, Danielle Linnert Holiday ’89, Barbara Mansell Gifford ’88, Georgia
Banicki Austin ’88. Second row from left are Carlen Grinager Capenos
’90, Traci Baker Lewis ’88, Linda Messner Aloi ’88, Jen Reel-Brancato
’89, Beth Grinager Kaniuff ’88. Third row from left are Lori Hermann
Breen ’89, Dana Black McGrath ’89, Christ Weichman ’89, Barbara
Venen ’89, Susan Nestor Wareham ’88. Back row from left are Jennifer
Nygaard Pontzer ’90, Nina O’Neil ’90, Karen Bell ’90, Constantine J.
Ditsious ’90, Jeff Capenos ’88, and Kirk Hummel ’88.
2 8 w w w.w e s t m i n s t e r. e d u
Alina Maria Vicinelly
Amelia Anne and Caleb Dylan Johnson Asher Christopher Jones
Carigan Rose Yasher
Brady Alexander Wynkoop
Joshua Michael Fly
Ryan Matthew Urban
Kendall Elizabeth Adams
2000 Jennifer Petrock Raspanti Kristin Sostaric DeLuca Carollin Grace, on Feb. 10,
and her husband, David: a son, and her husband, Christopher: 2009. Anne is a financial
Karen Mashuda Urban and
Vincent Michael, on Dec. 10, a daughter, Gianna Makenna, analyst at First National Bank
her husband, Matthew: a son,
2008. The family lives in on July 25, 2009. The family in Hermitage and Michael is
Ryan Matthew, on Oct. 24,
Poland, Ohio. resides in Pittsburgh. a math teacher and athletic
2008. She is a CPA with
director in the Mercer Area
Listwak, Finke and Associates.
Anne Wilson Piddington School District. The family
The family resides in
and her husband, Michael resides in Mercer.
Piddington: a daughter,
5th Cluster Reunion Classes of 2003 • 2004 • 2005
Front row from left are Ted Merklin ’03, Keri Conger Merklin ’03,
Craig Carlin ’04, Bryan Lee ’05, Laura Sargent ’04. Second row
from left are Jospeh W. Gill II ’03, Jeremy E. Baker ’05, Stephanie
Hitchcock Baker ’05, Lindsey Robertson ’05, Erin May ’05. Third row
from left are Cindy Dafler ’03, Elizabeth Wallace ’04, Tiffany Gardiner
’04, Robert Miller ’05, Erica May Miller ’04, Jim Barrie ’05. Back row
from left are Brian Kocian ’03, Tracy Geisler Merklin ’04, Bradley
Merklin ’05, Diane Farry Kovac ’04, Christina Waszczak Douglass
’03, Kristy Fetterman Berg ’03, Ann-Marie Vazzano ’03, Abby Wessel
’03, and Merrianne McGill ’05.
W e s t m i n s t e r C o ll e g e M a g a z i n e 2 9
Laura Honacki Vicinelly IN MEMoRy
and her husband, Tony
Vicinelly ’00: a daughter, Alina
Maria, on May 1, 2009. Word has reached us of the
passing of the following alumni
and friends of Westminster Nell Young Herchenroether Robert M. Marsano of West
Autumn LaQuay Yasher
College. of Ben Avon, March 31, 2009. Springfield, Mass., May 31,
and her husband, Joseph: twin
She is survived by three sons, 2009. An ordained Presbyterian
daughters, Amelia Anne and
To submit information for the In Richard Herchenroether ’72, minister, Marsano served
Carigan Rose, on Aug. 31,
Memory section, please provide Peter Herchenroether ’76, the First Presbyterian
a complete obituary notice (if and Daniel Herchenroether Church in Arkport, N.Y., the
2002 available) to the Office of Alumni
Relations. Please be sure to in-
’80; three daughters-in-law,
Susan Uhl Herchenroether ’72,
Oakwood Avenue Presbyterian
Church in Troy, N.Y., and
Erin Dillon Johnson and
clude the names and class years of
Susan Suomi Herchenroether St. John’s Church in West
her husband, Larry: a son, any surviving Westminster alumni
’77, and Wendy Stroebel Springfield. He later served
Caleb Dylan, on July 3, 2008. relatives.
Herchenroether ’83; and six as a regional insurance/
He has a brother, Matthew.
grandchildren. investments counselor with
Julie Dull Jones and her 1934 1947
the Presbyterian Ministers’
Fund. He retired in 1989
husband, Chris: a son, Asher Marjorie Glass Kerr of Seneca,
Margaret McClure Geddes as an independent financial
Christopher, on Feb. 26, 2009. October 2005.
of Baton Rouge, La., Feb. 9, consultant. He is survived by
The family lives in Lancaster.
1935 2009. She held a master’s
degree in psychology from the
his wife, Carolyn; two sons;
one daughter; one sister; and
Lisa Raidel Devlin and her Lola Sewall Christy of New
University of Rochester. While four grandchildren.
husband, Karl: a daughter, Wilmington, May 24, 2009.
at Westminster, where she was
Madeleine Faith, on Feb. 20, She taught mathematics at
a synchronized swimmer, she Jerry K. Shannon of Madison,
2008. The family resides in Wilmington High School from
volunteered during World War Wis., formerly of Pittsburgh,
Austintown, Ohio. 1955 to 1975. After retirement,
II to watch for enemy planes June 3, 2009. He was a music
she was an administrative
from Westminster’s tower. She teacher, choral director and
Laura Stanley Fly and her assistant at New Wilmington
was active in her community professional singer. A baritone
husband, Patrick: a son, Joshua Presbyterian Church. She is
and with the First Presbyterian soloist, he sang in a wide
Michael, on Feb. 28, 2008. survived by two daughters,
Church of Baton Rouge. array of venues, including
Laura is an English teacher in including Ronnie Christy ’72;
She is survived by a son; a churches, Carnegie Music Hall
the Rockingham County Public seven grandchildren; and two
daughter; a sister, Patricia and at Three Rivers Stadium,
Schools. The family resides in great-grandchildren.
McClure Harding ’52; and five where he sang the National
Mt. Jackson, Va.
1936 grandchildren. Anthem before Pirates games.
2003 Helen Davies Locke, May
He is survived by his wife of
51 years, Virginia Dickson
Zachary Wynkoop and his 13, 2009, in San Diego, Calif.
Elizabeth Roberts Clawson Shannon ’58; one son; one
wife, Jackie: a son, Brady A resident of Howland and
of Pittsburgh, April 1, 2009. daughter; a brother, William
Alexander, on Feb. 2, 2009. Champion, both Ohio, for
She had been an elementary Shannon ’52; a sister, Mary
The family resides in many years, she taught junior
teacher in the Churchill School Shannon ’56; and three
Bellefonte. and high school English in the
District for more than 30 grandchildren.
Champion School District for
2004 25 years, retiring in 1980. She
years. She is survived by her
husband, Robert; a son; and a 1960
Kristin Park Adams and taught in the Brookfield (Ohio)
grandson. John R. Bonfield (M) of
her husband, David: a School District for five years
Lititz, May 25, 2009. He had
daughter, Kendall Elizabeth,
on March 17, 2009. The family
early in her career. She is
survived by a son; a daughter;
1954 served as superintendent of
Robert J. Chidester of Mount Warwick School District for
resides in Salisbury, Md. and seven grandchildren.
Lebanon, Feb. 21, 2009. He 21 years, retiring in 1998. He
1939 retired from Dravo Corporation
after more than 23 years. He
previously had spent many
years in the education system,
Marian Rinehart Penn of
was active with the Sunset including serving as a teacher
Easton, Conn., Jan. 12, 2009.
Hills United Presbyterian in the New Castle City School
She had been a librarian at
Church. He is survived by District from 1958-1961. He is
DePauw University and, later,
three sons; two sisters; and two survived by his wife, Rachelle;
the University of Bridgeport,
grandchildren. two daughters; a brother,
retiring in 1985.
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Chambersburg, April 29, Class Notes printed in this issue were received prior to May
level for many years before
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joining the Westminster
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Wilmington community, on
daughter; one sister; and three
May 19, 2009. Esther was
married to G. Ross Ellis ’29,
1967 former professor and business
manager and treasurer of the
Mary Jane Royal of Palmetto,
College. She is survived by
Fla., formerly of East
four children, including Alan
Greenville, March 14, 2009.
Ellis ’58; Mary Ann Ellis
Early in her career, she taught
Bridenbaugh ’62; George Ellis
music at Foxcroft School in
’67; and Elizabeth Ellis Hines
Virginia. Later she served as
’70; nine grandchildren; and
fine arts chair for Perkiomen
School in East Greenville
W e s t m i n s t e r C o ll e g e M a g a z i n e 3 1
Writing is second career for Westminster alumna
Writing has always just come naturally to Gayle Shaw Cramer ’62. She attended Westminster as an
The daughter of longtime Cleveland-area journalist Julian Griffen, undergraduate and considers
storytelling was just something Cramer grasped from the beginning. herself fortunate for her liberal
But it wasn’t until after retiring in 1996 from education that she
got serious about her writing. Now just a little over a decade later, “I knew I was in a safe and
Cramer has written two published children’s books – The Secret of beautiful environment
the Dragonfly and The Me Too Game, published last year – and is hard surrounded by people who
at work on another. really cared about my education,”
she said. “There were so many
Collecting experiences from her years as an elementary school
quality instructors and so many
teacher at Lake and Bellflower elementary schools in Mentor, Ohio,
opportunities to learn.”
and, later, as principal at Fairfax Elementary School in Mentor,
Cramer’s books are intended for the young reader. The Me Too Game was After graduating from college,
written through the eyes of a child, Cramer said, and aims to teach Cramer took on her first teaching
children how we are all more alike than different. job in Avon Lake, Ohio. Her
first book, 48 Eyes and Me, was written about her first year of teaching.
“After all, running through the humanness of all of us are the
Although it was rejected and went unpublished, she never stopped
common threads,” she said, adding that she hopes that through her
writing – even in her teaching years.
book, children will learn to embrace diversity.
“Writing is a gift that I was given. But my father – he was a huge
Cramer was raised in Bay Village, Ohio, where her father – a writer for
influence on me. He taught me that less is more – in writing and in
The Cleveland Press and The News-Herald – first introduced her to the
life,” she said.
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Westminster’s permanent endowment during the 2008-2009 fiscal year:
The Ronda Vogan Riffle Scholarship Fund
The Class of 1958 Scholarship Fund
The Bill Rankin Scholarship Fund
The David W. & Mary C. Hunter Scholarship Fund
The Nell Glaser Whipkey & Kenneth L. Whipkey Scholarship Fund
The Lois Studt Miller Scholarship Fund
The Justin J. Falgione Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Dorothy J. Pollock Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Daryl J. Downey Memorial Scholarship Fund
Additional contributions were received to the following funds during the 2008-2009 fiscal year:
The Carolyn Dines Arfken Scholarship Fund Ryan M. Core Scholarship Fund
Will W. & Eloise Orr Presbyterian Scholarship Fund The Louis Skurcenski ’64 Scholarship Fund
Alice Sluiter Auld Memorial Scholarship The Donald J. Davis Scholarship Fund
Barbara Ostrowski Scholarship Fund The Samuel H. Sloan Memorial Scholarship Fund
William Carl Barnard Memorial Scholarship Fund H. Dewey DeWitt Scholarship Fund
Theodore T. Ostrowski Memorial Scholarship Fund The Susan Suomi Herchenroether & Linda Suomi Bethke
John A. Bell Scholarship Fund Scholarship Fund
Miller Peck Scholarship Fund G. Ross Ellis Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ron Bergey Accounting Scholarship For Our Future Endowed Scholarship Fund
Glenn B. Reed Memorial Scholarship Fund The Edwin & Joy Tobin Scholarship Fund
Hilda Catherine Black Scholarship Fund The William B. & Berryl N. Fox Scholarship Fund
Thomas Clifford & Isabel Hunter Reed Memorial J. Hilton Turner Classics Scholarship
Scholarship Fund Friends of the Carillon Endowed Scholarship Fund
Paul E. Brown Memorial Scholarship The Marilyn Elkins Wilgocki Music Scholarship Fund
The Rentz Family Endowed Scholarships The Sue Ann Halchin Memorial Scholarship
Rex W. Campbell Memorial Rotary Scholarship Fund The D. Alan & Llwanda K. Williams Scholarship Fund
Jeffrey R. Roberts Memorial Scholarship Fund Irvine Memorial Scholarship Fund
William G. & Evelyn Means Carson Memorial The Donald M. & M. Elaine Willson Memorial
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Dorothy Mitchell Robins Memorial Scholarship Fund Paul Krakowski Scholarship Fund
The Class of 1946 Scholarship Fund The Williamson Family Scholarship Fund
Harriet Jackson Sarver Scholarship Lawrence & Mercer County Scholarship Fund
George B. Clemens & Dorothy M. Clemens Memorial Bill & Ruth McCauley Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Fund Dr. J. Bardarah McCandless Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Charles F. & Lillian C. Saylor Scholarship Fund The Judson C. McConnell Scholarship Fund
Eugene G. Sharkey Memorial Award Dr. William J. McTaggart Memorial Scholarship Fund
Clara E. Cockerille Memorial Scholarship Fund Cole Hughes Musser Newcomb Scholarship Fund
The Shear Family Memorial Scholarship Dr. Thomas R. Nealeigh Mathematics Scholarship
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Daryl J. Downey ’49 Dorothy Mitchell Robins ’39
Robert E. Lauterbach ’39 Robert G. Ross
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